A patient with exceptionally thin, inelastic skin will develop ptosis or drooping when large amounts of weight and volume are introduced into the breast.

In situations where a patient already has ptosis before augmentation of the breast, this will need to be corrected before the breast volume is increased in order to avoid worsening the degree of drooping.

Surgery done to correct ptosis is called mastopexy, Mastopexy or breast lift surgery may involve repositioning the areola and nipple, as well as lifting the breast tissue and removing skin.

A breast lift or Mastopexy may be performed as a separate procedure, or in combination with placement of breast implants. However, when the procedures are combined, the length of the surgery is longer surgery and there will likely be more scarring.